Transportation & Distribution

Mar 25, 2020

COVID-19 ends LVIA’s 30-month growth pattern

The rapidly changing and spreading virus upended nearly 30 consecutive months of positive passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport and put a financial strain on the airport as it continues operating and providing services.

Mar 25, 2020

Trans-Bridge temporarily suspends bus service because of COVID-19

After passenger traffic dropped by 88% due to the coronavirus pandemic, Trans-Bridge Lines of Bethlehem said is temporarily suspending all operations.

Mar 24, 2020

LANTA bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Bethlehem is reporting that a bus driver for LANTA is among the six individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city. The bus driver worked on March 20 and drove several trips between Easton and Bethlehem during the shift.

Mar 24, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping people home, gas prices at record low levels

As most people in Pennsylvania shelter in place, not going out to restaurants or stores and commuting only to the most essential jobs, gas prices are hitting record lows.

Mar 24, 2020

Local company makes air purification systems that kill COVID-19

LifeAire Systems, an Upper Macungie Township company that creates in-duct air purification systems that remove airborne pathogens such as COVID-19, is looking to produce more. The company developed the technology for the in vitro fertilization industry and installed it in its first hospital a couple years ago.

Mar 23, 2020

Builders, contractors, seeking exemption from Wolf’s closure order

In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, officials from the five chapters that make up the Associated Builders and Contractors of Pennsylvania, asked for a waiver for the construction-industry-at-large, and clarification of his executive order to shut down businesses.

Mar 20, 2020

Pennsylvania Chamber seeks clarity, modification, of Wolf’s closure order

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is seeking modification and clarification of Gov. Tom Wolf’s order closing all “non-life sustaining businesses" in the state.

Mar 20, 2020

Here are the businesses affected by state-wide mandatory closure

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations late yesterday, and offered a comprehensive list of those types of businesses affected.

Mar 17, 2020

Better with age: The value of older women in the workplace

There is strong evidence that employing women over 50 gives businesses a professional edge.

Mar 13, 2020

Workforce availability, land reuse, and population drive growth in Lehigh Valley

As companies look to the Lehigh Valley to move or expand headquarters and manufacturing operations, a key part of their decision-making is the question of workforce. If the workforce exists, that’s where they will go, and it’s a top reason many major companies recently announced plans to build in the region.

Mar 13, 2020

Auto sales are revved up

The auto industry has seen a lot of changes in technology as vehicles become more advanced, safer, and fuel-efficient. And it’s an industry that’s not without its challenges – from finding new skilled mechanics to adapting to changing consumer tastes, such as ride-share services and the nascent model of consumers buying cars from online businesses.

Mar 12, 2020

Lehigh Valley Auto Show postponed ‘indefinitely’

The 2020 Lehigh Valley Auto Show, scheduled to begin March 18 on the Goodman Campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, has been postponed indefinitely.